I am amazed about the early scheduling of the open centre events. I disagree with this because ▪some grass greens are not up to standard for an important event. ▪who actually audits the greens chosen. ▪players have not had enough blowing time. Wouldn't it be better if these were played mid to end of season.
Most clubs had club championships last weekend and will again this comming weekend. Don't keep the results a secret, share the news so we can all congradulate the club champ winners when we see them next.
Lets get some disscussion started of what our sport will look like in 5 years time. Will your club still be around? Will our membership grow? How do we attract new bowlers? Are the days of the traditional member numbered? Trends would indicate clubs are struggling, traditional membership is in decline but the casualisation of our sport is on the increase. It is very likely changes will be forced onto many clubs and bowlers will have to make decisions. It is evident we have to many venues and many are not sustainable. Who would like to be a me memeber of a multi use facility with access to indoor as well as outdoor facilities 24,7 and 12 months of the year. Naenae is an example, and the model is being adopted with clubs in Auckland. Would something like this appeal to you? Is this the direction we should be heading?